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Chinese Chicken Rice Salad

Chinese Chicken Rice SaladThis terrific recipe for Chinese Chicken Rice Salad was submitted by Karen O'Brien, Laughlin, NV.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 (6-ounce) packages long grain and wild rice mix, cooked according to package directions
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 cup chopped green onions
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped almonds
1 cup red seedless grapes
1/2 cup raisins
Dressing (recipe follows)
Lettuce leaves
1 can crispy Chinese noodles

Cooking Directions:

  1. In small dish, mix together soy sauce and sesame oil; rub thoroughly on chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. In large nonstick frypan over medium heat, sauté chicken about 20 minutes or until fork can be inserted with ease.
  3. When cool enough to handle, dice chicken and place in large bowl. Add rice, mandarin oranges, water chestnuts, green onions, celery, nuts, grapes and raisins; toss to mix well. Add Dressing, continuing to toss. Chill in refrigerator at least 15 minutes.
  4. Line large platter with lettuce leaves, place chicken mixture on top and surround with Chinese noodles.

Makes 8 servings.

Dressing: In medium bowl, mix together 4 tablespoons granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 6 tablespoons rice wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper and 2 tablespoons sesame oil.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.